Smart Export Guarantee

Our Export+Earn tariff for a number of renewable energy technologies


Smart Export Guarantee and export tariff – what is it all about?

EDF Energy is a Mandatory SEG Licensee 

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a licensee requirement to offer an export tariff to eligible generators. This tariff is for you if you're thinking of installing one of the below technologies with capacity up to 5MW or up to 50kW for Micro-CHP:

  • Solar photovoltaic (solar PV)
  • Wind
  • Micro combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Hydro
  • Anaerobic digestion (AD)

Customers also need a smart or half-hourly electricity meter.

Our Export+Earn tariff has been designed to pay you for the energy you export. You'll get a set rate of 1.5p (excl. VAT) for each unit (or kWh) of electricity you export to the grid. 

Our Export+Earn tariff

Signing up to this plan means you confirm you have:

  • Installed generation capacity which consists of Anaerobic Digestion, PV, onshore wind and/or Hydro generation only and will only use these installations to export electricity as part of this agreement.
  • An Export meter installed which is capable of recording readings at half-hourly intervals. If the meter is not capable of sending us half-hourly readings automatically, you will provide actual readings from the export meter every quarter.
  • Export meter readings and overall generation payment limits TIC of less than 5MW and a total heat and power (micro CHP) up to 50kw.

View the full terms and conditions (PDF 147KB)

Applying for the Export+Earn tariff

As part of the sign-up process, please get together the following documents:

  • Accreditation certificates for the installations
  • Supply details. Export meter serial number and if known your export MPAN number (if you don't have this we will need to register one for you)
  • Name, address and bank details.

Once you've signed up. One of our team will be in touch to set you up and check any details.

Once registered on the plan we'll be in touch for the first export read if you're not set up to do this automatically. After this first read, it will then be quarterly until your plan ends.

Our Export+Earn tariff will run for 12 months. After this, the payments will stop unless you sign a new contract with us or another supplier.

Already registered for our Export+Earn tariff?

If you're already registered for our Export+Earn tariff, we'll send you a reminder when your reading is due and it will advise you what reads are required and what you need to do. We'll then check all the details, validate your meter reading(s) and make a payment in accordance with your terms and conditions.

​What details you'll need to submit a meter reading

  • Your 9-digit Smart Export Guarantee identity number e.g. SEG 123456781 (You can find this on your term sheet or in the reminder email or letter we sent you)
  • Your postcode
  • Your total active export Smart Meter read 


Want to get in touch

If you have any further questions please contact us on 0333 009 6981(1) and talk to one of our advisors. Our opening hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.